When the Torch is in Bridlington
The Olympic Torch Relay will reach the East Riding on Monday, 18 June, with Bridlington being the first community on route, changing to torchbearer mode in the town at about 3pm on Scarborough Road (A1038).
The torchbearer will pass by Baylegate on the left and South Back Lane on the right, before heading along St John’s Street, with the High School for Girls on the right and Queensgate on the left.
The route then goes onto Quay Road, passing St John’s Avenue on the right, the torchbearer will then turn right on Station Avenue and right again onto Hilderthorpe Road before bearing left onto Kingsgate (A165).
The route will then go down Kingsgate, passing George Street and Shaftesbury Road on the right and Kingston Road on the left before reverting to convoy mode at around 3.22pm.
Councillor Chad Chadwick, chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be at Scarborough Road at 3pm to meet the torch as it arrives in the town.
The preferred viewing area for people with disabilities will be located in Victoria Garden, at the junction with Quay Road and Station Avenue, and this area will be stewarded.
The town’s Park and Ride will operate from the South Cliff Car Park with an additional stop being added to the daily schedule on Hilderthorpe Road.
During the relay, there will be a series of rolling road closures which will be facilitated by Humberside Police, which will be around 10 minutes in length and will cause minimal disruption to traffic. Further information regarding the route can be found in the document below.
Bridlington Torch Relay route (pdf 609kb opens in new window)
When the Torch is in Beverley
After visiting Bridlington, the Olympic Torch Relay will arrive in Beverley on route to its overnight stop in Hull.
The relay turns to torchbearer mode at approximately 4.16pm, in Beverley, on Norwood (A1035), passing by Corporation Road on the left and Beverley High School on the right.
The route then turns left onto New Walkergate (A164) before turning right onto Sow Hill Road and progress into Saturday Market.
The Flame will then go through Saturday Market, down Toll Gavel, before turning right onto Butcher Row and Lord Roberts Road. The route will then turn left onto Champney Road before again turning left onto Lairgate and then left again onto Keldgate at the double mini roundabout.
The route will go down Keldgate, passing Keldgate Bar on the right and Beverley Minster on the left, before turning right on Flemingate (B1230).
Torchbearers will then continue down Flemingate, passing by Spark Mill Lane on the right and Wiles Court, Beckside and Waterside Road on the left, before reverting to convoy mode at around 4.47pm.
The preferred viewing area for people with disabilities will be located at the Cross Street/Toll Gavel junction. This area will be stewarded and will also be the location of St John’s Ambulance and the point for lost children.
A Park and Ride facility will operate from Beverley Racecourse from 1.30pm with the last bus leaving Beverley at 6pm.
During the relay, Saturday Market will be closed to vehicles from 1pm and there will be a series of rolling road closures which will be facilitated by Humberside Police, which will be around 10 minutes in length and will cause minimal disruption to traffic. Further information regarding the route can be found in the document below.
Beverley Torch Relay route (pdf 650kb opens in new window)
When the Torch is in Elloughton and Brough
The Olympic Torch leaves its overnight stop in Hull on Tuesday, 19 June en route to its next stop in York.
The route enters torchbearer mode in Brough at around 7.37am on Welton Road. The torchbearer will head down Welton Road, passing Loxley Way on the left and Thorpe Road, Freeman Avenue, Sandfield Drive and Lavender House Care Home on the right, before turning right on Elloughton Road.
On Elloughton Road, it will pass Jefferson Drive on the left, Hunter Road, Brough Primary School, Birch Croft, Hill Rise and Beech Road and Chapel Mews on the right to Main Street.
The route will then turn left from Main Street onto Stockbridge Road passing Vicarage Gardens, Elloughton Primary School and Stockbridge Park on the right before reverting to convoy mode at around 8.02am.
East Riding’s town crier, Michael Wood, will be announcing the Olympic Torch ahead of the relay at 7.20am, stopping at the Half Moon Pub to welcome the torch.
Michael will also be in the area on Sunday, 17 June to inform residents of the torch arriving two days later.
The preferred viewing area for people with disabilities will be located outside the Red Hawk Pub on Welton Road, with some parking spaces available in Morrison’s and this area will be stewarded.
There are a number of advised parking areas, including:
Brantingham Park, Brantingham Rd, Elloughton, HU15 1HX
Blackburn’s Leisure, Skillings Lane, Brough, HU15 1BB
Morrison’s, Welton Rd – Free parking for 1 ½ hours – note parking fines may be issued if cars are parked longer than allowed
British Aerospace – White Car Park to be signed. Located 3rd entrance on left off Saltgrounds Rd if accessing from Skillings Lane
Further information regarding the route can be found in the document below.
Elloughton and Brough Torch Relay route (pdf 512 opens in new window)
When the Torch is in Goole
The last place to view the Olympic Torch in the East Riding before it leaves for York on Tuesday, 19 June will be in Goole.
The relay will go into torchbearer mode in Goole at around 8.29am on Boothferry Road and will pass by Goole College on the right and continue down Boothferry Road past Bartholomew Avenue and Clifton Gardens on the left, Gordon Street on the right and Lloyds TSB on the left before the flame is carried through the pedestrian area, turning right onto Stanhope Street.
The route will then turn right onto Coronation Street and then left onto Boothferry Road passing by Pasture Road on the right and Jefferson Street, Henry Street and Newport Street on the left before turning left onto Rawcliffe Road (A164) and reverting to convoy mode at around 8.51am.
Like in Beverley, the torchbearer and the convoy will split up at the pedestrian area.
The preferred viewing area for people with disabilities will be the pedestrian area in Goole town centre. This area will be stewarded.
With regards to parking facilities, Goole has a number of car parks and the council would advise people to investigate these before travelling to Goole and any charges that may apply.
Further information regarding the route can be found in the document below.
Goole Torch Relay route (pdf 546kb opens in new window)
Messages from the council and Humberside Police
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Olympic Torch Relay’s visit to the East Riding provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents of the communities on route and the surrounding area to be part of a global event.
“The council would encourage people to line the streets and cheer on the torchbearers as they carry the flame through the East Riding and to join in the celebrations for this magnificent occasion.”
Alan Leaver, assistant chief constable of Humberside Police, said: “We do hope that people come along to see the torch. For most of us it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. We will do all we can to ensure that everybody is able to enjoy the experience peacefully and safely.”
The council would advise people to arrive early to ensure best viewing locations and also to be on the side of the road where the convoy and torch will be being carried. Residents and visitors should carefully consider their travel and viewing arrangements well in advance and, if on the route, to remove their parked vehicles from the street where possible.
Ambassadors will be in place, wearing high-visibility vests, to offer any general support to the public.
Some schools may be closing early due to the Olympic Torch Relay. The council would advise parents/guardians to contact their child’s school to make sure what the arrangements will be.
Residents in the East Riding are encouraged to celebrate the Games in their local area by joining the Local Leaders programme.
A Local Leader is someone that makes things happen - they organise, pull people together, have a passion for the Games and want to celebrate London 2012.
If you are interested in being a part of this, email email@example.com to register for the promotional toolkit.
East Riding Gold Events Guide
East Riding Gold is East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s offer towards ensuring that all residents across the authority are able to join in the celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at a local level.
The East Riding Gold Events Guide has been produced to highlight a number of sporting, cultural, educational and community activities for residents to access throughout the whole of 2012 linked to Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The guide can be accessed on the events page.